Alstom Hydro to equip Turkey’s 320-MW Yedigoze

Developer Yedigoze Elektrik Uretim ve Ticaret A.S. (YEUT) has awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro to supply turbine-generators for the 320-MW Yedigoze hydroelectric project on Turkey’s Seyhan River.

YEUT, a special purpose company owned by Sanko Group of Turkey, named Alstom Hydro for design, manufacturing, installation, supervision, and commissioning of two 160-MW turbine-generators for Yedigoze, in Adana Province.

Alstom Hydro, a joint venture of Alstom power engineering group and French conglomerate Bouygues, said the equipment will be manufactured at its factories in Grenoble, France, and Baroda, India.

The first unit is scheduled for commercial operation in December 2011, followed by the second in early 2012. The project is expected to produce 987 gigawatt-hours annually.

Alstom received a contract in April from Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. to supply two Pelton turbines and generators for the 64-MW Uzundere hydroelectric project in Turkey. Also in Turkey, Alstom received contracts in December 2007 from Enova to supply three Kaplan turbines and generators each to the 42-MW Ceyhan Berkman and 24-MW Ceyhan Oskan projects.

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